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Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
use of wind-generated power sometime after 2015. they also decided to try by 2030 to set up a system that will automatically control and save energy use in all households in the country. the government has been trying to draft a green energy plan since september, hoping to put it together by the end of the year. but it's uncertain whether this target will be met. that's because the lower house has been dissolved and a general election is scheduled for next month. >>> eurozone finance chiefs have finally reached an agreement on a greek bailout. they have also decided to offer 43.7 billion euros or about $57 billion in loans. the decision came after 12 hours of talks in their third round of meetings this month in brussels. >> i'm pleased to announce that today we reached a political agreement on the next disbursement to greece. let me first say that this is not just about money. this is the promise of a better future for the greek people and for the euro area as a whole. >> the ministers agreed on a new goal of reducing greece's debt to 124% of gross domestic product by 2020. to
KCSMMHZ
Nov 5, 2012 6:00am PST
jersey, another hard-hit area, are planning to use public buildings to allow voters to cast their ballots. hurricane sandy has killed 91 people across nine states. more than 1.8 million households remain without power. experts say providing shelter to the displaced is an urgent issue as they expect cold northwesterly winds to push temperatures down. >>> americans who are able to vote tuesday will judge the presidential candidates on a range of issues. one of them is their stance on china. some americans consider the world's second largest economy a threat. obama and romney have tried to reflect that sentiment, but as nhk world's susumu kojima tells us, campaign sound bites don't necessarily tell the full story. >> reporter: the employees in wisconsin know the pressures of their industry all too well. they watched colleague after colleague lose it because of competition from chinese factories. chinese companies break trade rules by setting imports at a loss, which pushed him to slash his workforce and hold off on expansion plans. >> any type of elected official should stand up for a level
KCSMMHZ
Nov 7, 2012 6:00am PST
while each of us will pursue our own individual dreams, we are an american family and we rise our fall together as one nation and as one people. and in the coming weeks and months, i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together, reducing our deficit, reforming our tax code, fixing our immigration system, freeing ourselves from foreign oil. we've got more work to do. >>> romney made his concession speech in boston, massachusetts. >> i so wish, i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader. so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation. >> americans also cast vote for their senate and house of representatives. abc news projects the democrats will hold onto their majority in the senate and the republicans will keep the house. that means the political wrangling that played out for most of obama's first term could continue. barack obama has retaken the white house, thanks to voters with diff
KCSMMHZ
Nov 26, 2012 6:00am PST
izumitani has shows us. >> reporter: this restaurant serves japanese noodle ramen. the staff here speak japanese. the menu is written in japanese. but this restaurant is in seoul. >> translator: political issues will not affect the popularity of japanese food culture here. >> translator: political disputes and cultural exchanges are completely different issues. >> reporter: now south koreans can dig into japanese food in restaurants all over seoul. two years ago, mika joku and her south korean husband jumped at an opportunity to introduce ramen to the capital. they modified their recipes a bit to appeal more to the south korean patate, and their business flourished.this month fourth store in seoul. >> translator: i think our i think they enjoy tal our staff without touching on political issues. >> reporter: and the exchanges aren't just cultural. south korean companies such as samsung and lg grew into leading global companies. now managers of japanese firms count them amomomomomo important clients. the south korean government haho government officials have discounted corporate taxes and
KCSMMHZ
Nov 22, 2012 6:00am PST
palestinians and 5 israelis. >>> the u.s. ambassador to the united nations is used to defending her country's foreign policy decisions. now susan rice has broken her silence to defend herself. rice is considered a candidate for secretary of state. but she's faced scrutiny because of comments she made following the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. rice made a tv appearance immediately after the september 11 attack. she suggested protests in benghazi over a u.s.-made name mocked the prophet mohammed triggered the assault on the consulate. but investigators later determined it was likely a premeditated plot by extremists with links to al qaeda. the attackers killed the u.s. ambassador and three other americans. rice broke her silence wednesday in response to rising criticism from members of the republican party. >> i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary. and that our investigations would give us the definitive answers. >> republican lawmakers are mounting a ca
KCSMMHZ
Nov 30, 2012 6:00am PST
, putting pressure on russia, china and iran to stop supporting this regime, and then this would be useful, or supporting militarily the opposition or the interfering by the nato to make free zone and no-fly zone. >> reporter: russia and china have repeatedly vetoed u.n. security council resolutions on imposing sanctions against syria. without their support, the international efforts can only put limited pressure on president assad. diplomats here are still hoping their efforts will help in some part to end the conflict in syria. however, after 20 months of violence, they've learned getting peace will take time. akira saheki, nhk world, tokyo. >>> satellite images show north korea could be preparing to launch another rocket. researchers at johns hopkins university in the united states say they have observed the first two stages of what appears to be a long-range missile. these images of the launch site in tongchang-ri on the west coast of north korea were captured on monday. researchers say they show trailers carrying the first two stages of a three-stage rocket. they say north korean offi
KCSMMHZ
Nov 6, 2012 6:00am PST
manhattan and the city's other boroughs has become more high-tech. people will be using a new electronic system. they mark paper ballots then insert those into a scanner. it's the first time the system people will use the system in a u.s. presidential election. the results will start streaming in tuesday evening in united states. obama and romney will watch the returns come in from their respective home bases, chicago and boston. obama arrived in his hometown early in the morning with the first lady. the latest polls suggest the president and his republican rival remain locked in a dead heat. obama spent the final campaign day visiting three swing states including ohio. he criticized romney's economic policies, saying they would expand the wealth gap. romney also visited ohio along with three other battleground states. he said obama's work to fix the economy has ended in failure. >>> romney and obama spent a lot of their time during this campaign arguing about the economy, but they also sold voters on their foreign policy plans. they talked tough on china. however, they didn't flesh out
KCSMMHZ
Nov 9, 2012 6:00am PST
. he told us more about the main players in china's transition of power. >> reporter: we've got an idea who will head up the next generation of leaders. we've heard their names before, xi jinpi xi jinping. we heard their names before and will be hearing them for years to come. they will be chosen for top party posts next week and unveiled to the world. analysts say xi will become president taking over for president hu jintao. >> chinese president xi jinping is 59 years old. communist party leaders named him vice chairman of the central commission in 2010. xi's taken an act i havi role in diploma city as well as domestic affairs. >> xi jinping's pather was a vice premier, so she became part of china's informal network. princelings gain power by taking advantage of their parents and status and ties to influential fingers. but xi didn't have it easy. authorities ousted his father and jailed him during the cultural revolution. xi was forced to work in the countryside as a teenager. he went to a prestigious university in beijing from 1975 to 1979. and then he spent the next quarter esse
KCSMMHZ
Nov 20, 2012 6:00am PST
gave a lecture at yangon university, a former stronghold of pro-democracy activists. he used the occasion to pressure the government to continue on the path of reform. >> and we recognize no two nations achieve these rights in exactly the same way, but there is no question that your count will be stronger if it draws on the strength of all of its people. that's what allows nations to succeed. >> why democracy and why we need reconciliation? this is the main important thing. >> i think this is very impressive, and i think his visit would lead a positive change. >> reporter: some observers criticized the visit. they said it was too soon to reward myanmar's leaders with a visit from the president of the united states. >> i don't think this is the right time for the president of the united states to visit burma. i don't think the president does enough to accept the highest level from the united states government. >> reporter: the u.s. administration decided to proceed with the trip despite those concerns. not only to promote the cause of reform in myanmar but also for strategic reaso
KCSMMHZ
Nov 14, 2012 6:00am PST
james tengan is in beijing covering all of this for us. >> people in china and abroad spent a lot of time speculating about this transition of power. but with just hours to go, few in this country of 1.3 billion know exactly what their leadership will look like when they wake up in the morning. that's being worked out behind closed doors. before those negotiations began, communist party members ended the meeting they hold every five years. about 2300 delegates gathered in the great hall of the people in beijing. the party's outgoing general secretary president hu jintao delivered his closing address. >> translator: all party members should unite under the party character hold high the great banner of socialism. >> president hu has managed to carve out a place alongside the communist party's past leaders. members of the congress agree to incorporate a concept he supports into party policy. it's known as the scientific outlook on development and advocates growth that takes into account social and environmental needs. delegates also voted to pick the roughly 200 members who will sit on
KCSMMHZ
Nov 19, 2012 6:00am PST
. but elsewhere, china is using its economic and cultural influence to win friends, including here in cambodia. the cambodian economy relies on china. nearly half of overseas investment over the past five years has come from china. chinese-funded buildings and roads are everywhere. at this market in central phnom penh from clothes to food, most of the goods on sale are imported from china. eight chinese language newspapers are published in cambodia, and it isn't only workers from china who read them. >> translator: chinese newspapers help me understand china well. as a student of chinese, i also find them useful through learning. >> more and more cambodians are learning chinese. about 50 chinese language schools operate in the country with instructors dispatched from china. >> translator: my mission is to teach chinese culture to people in cambodia. i contribute to deeper bilateral relations. >> translator: if i can speak chinese, i can get the good job and my future will be bright. >> the philippines is one country in direct disagreement with china over the south china sea. contested
KCSMMHZ
Nov 28, 2012 6:00am PST
display. this year's show is by the master gardener. the theme of this creation is bond. he used old roof tiles to create two dragons. one parent, and one child. every few minutes, the lights change color. it symbolizes the evolving bond between parents, and their children. well those are the lights that point up at the trees and the artwork, but it is quite over there, and shift your focus from the trees down to the pond, you'll get a completely new image. these illuminated leaves are reflected onto the water, so the less wind, the clearer the image. right now, the condition is pretty good. the water is perfectly still, so you could get a great mirror shot. and that's exactly what photographers are here to do. they're here just to capture this perfectly symmetrical picture. and here's another. this bridge connects two old structures. they're both part of an important cultural property. for centuries people have said, its curved design looks like a dragon's back. the reflection of the dragon motif also attracts a lot of people. well, this light display here continues on until decembe
KCSMMHZ
Nov 8, 2012 6:00am PST
us from beijing. james? >> reporter: yes, gene, it's a brisk 7 degrees celsius here in beijing, and the city is now abuzz that the congress is under way. signs and banners bearing slogans are everywhere. some read "cheers to the great chinese communist party," for without the communist party, there would be no new china. this is a major political event, and authorities carefully orchestrate every detail. i went for a tour of beijing to see what they've done. signs of the congress are everywhere in beijing -- flowers, elegant decorations and banners. when i got into a taxi, i found another sign. ahead of the party congress, local authorities here in beijing have instructed all taxis to take the handles off so that people can't open the windows. chinese authorities are trying to prevent activists from throwing antigovernment leaflets out of the windows of moving taxis. police in beijing have put strict traffic checks in place for vehicles entering the capital. government authorities have mobilized an army of volunteers to help with security. they say 1.4 million citizens are taking pa
KCSMMHZ
Nov 16, 2012 6:00am PST
tetuya endoh, who was in charge of japanese negotiations in north korea in the 1990s. please tell us, what's your take on this latest round of negotiations? >> seems to me in order to solve the difficult issues and problems, parties need to meet and discuss the matters. in this sense, ulan bator meeting this time was at least one step forward. in addition, the meeting decided to continue discussions later on and also the meeting covered a wide range of issue, including most difficult or perhaps abductions. >> so there was meaning to this meeting. what do you think is north korea's motivation to continue a dialogue with japan? they have been silent for quite a number of years. >> it is four years. it seems to me there were two reasons behind the stance of north korea. one is the new regime of kim jong-un, was just one years old, needed to improve living conditions of the people. to that end, they wanted -- they may have wanted to have better relations with japan. that's one reason. the second reason for north korea diplomatically, the united states is a most important country. they wo
KCSMMHZ
Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
. people used it to transport water and goods to and from lake biwa in neighboring shiga prefecture. many protested its construction at the time because it is so drastically different from the rest of the temple. but now people say it fits right in. you can hear the water trickling through even today. and behind the aqueduct, you see the beautiful mountains right outside the city. well, it's beautiful and lovely, but it's also very romantic. the aqueduct is part of a path to the temple where couples can take a stroll pimt's all beautiful here at nanzanji and you can only enjoy it for just a short while longer. they say the leaves will stay on the trees until early december. in kyoto, i'm rina nakano, nhk world. >> rina will be back on friday with our final segment in our autumn series from kyoto. >>> thousands of people waiting to go home. tons of debris waiting for disposal. vast tracts of land waiting to be restored. overcoming the challenges of japan's 2011 disaster won't be easy. but step by step, people rl moving forward. find out how on "the road ahead" every wednesday at is p
KCSMMHZ
Nov 21, 2012 6:00am PST
shelters. >> we went down, inside the room, we were five of us and we closed the door and we waited for about eight or ten seconds, and then was the first fall. >> no one in the family was hurt, but the rocket attacks have killed five people in israel. he thinks the israeli forces will have to attack gaza to stop the rockets. >> doing something is something we have to do. not staying or waiting or trying or only talking. i think we should make it. >> the gaza strip in palestine suffered more serious damage. israeli attacks killed more than 130 civilians. this house was bombed by the israeli air strike on sunday. 11 people were killed. nine of them were women and children. >> translator: women and children were having a meal at home when the bomb hit. why did they have to be killed? the house was totally destroyed. it was a scene of carnage. >> reporter: the search continues for anyone who remains missing. the israeli military says people linked to hamas lived in the house. the attack was criticized because many civilians were killed. israelis have begun an investigation. a funeral was h
KCSMMHZ
Nov 13, 2012 6:00am PST
changing leaders. i'm expecting ishihara to lift us out of this slump. >> translator: he performed well as a tokyo governor, so i have high hopes for him. >> reporter: but ishihara's power base is uncertain. the new party has only five members, all from the former sunrise party of japan. so ishihara has already started seeking collaboration with the japan restoration party. whether ishihara can really become the major third power depends on if we can achieve the tie-ups with the other parties. ishihara also needs to appeal to many floating voters because they are one of the major determinants of the shift of power in the next general election. mitsuko nishikawa, nhk world, tokyo. >>> the most powerful people in china are now busy deciding the country's future. communist party members have been in beijing since thursday at their national congress. attendants are excited about the hottest topic on the table -- who will make up china's next generation of leaders. party officials will reportedly unveil the new lineup on thursday. but a human rights campaigner says the only way china can move f
KCSMMHZ
Nov 12, 2012 6:00am PST
hold the election in the near future. he used the word "soon," and noda has been trying to find a suitable time to dissolve the diet. but the election can take place next month at the earliest. but as the polls suggest, this may not be a favorable time for noda or his party. he knows that an election held now could lead to a dramatic drop in the number of lawmakers sitting alongside him. but there is no guarantee, on the other hand, that the outlook will improve, even if he postpones the vote. sooner or later noda will have to make that decision. >>> china's hu jintao has overseen an economy that's expanded year after year during his ten years as president. but many rural chinese have missed out. they've watched their neighbors get wealthier and wealthier. that's left many seething with resentment. and some are trying to find solace in their faith. nhk world's michitaka yamaka explains. >> reporter: about 300 people live in this village on the yellow river in gansu province. more than two-thirds of the residents work the ground. that includes this man. he lives with his wife. thei
KCSMMHZ
Nov 15, 2012 6:00am PST
institute of international affairs who gave us some insight on the party's transition of power. >> he capitalized his role as coordinator rather than the leader. and he was inciting on how he carried on with the tasks established by his predecessor and how he sensed a need of the people in the locality and he formed consensus. so i don't think he's bent on taking a very strong leadership. so i think he will try very hard to forge consensus rather than leading. five new members are all over 64. and it's a current rule that anybody under 60 -- over 68 would not qualify to be on the committee is going to be applied next time. they will all have to go. so this is not the kind of makeup of the top echelon which is going to last for ten years. there will be another tug-of-war for top positions in a few years. the newly appointed vice chairman of this position are both a prodigy of hu jintao, so i think he felt very safe to step down. secondly, i think he wanted to strengthen institutional development of chinese political system. and he wanted to stop the practice of outgoing leadership cont
KCSMMHZ
Nov 23, 2012 6:00am PST
used a mobile phone to detonate the bomb. police suspect the man may have targeted the bus in retaliation for israel's attacks on gaza. they're investigating the possible involvement of hamas officials. >>> south koreans on friday marked the second anniversary of north korea's shelling0gz of yeonpyeong island that killed four people. a ceremony to remember the two soldiers and two civilians was held on the island in the yellow sea. nhk world has more. >> reporter: about 100 people took part in the ceremony with many offering flowers at a monument dedicated to the fallen. the shelling bombed 40 houses. it's been two years since the island came under a shelling attack. the south korean government decided to permanently preserve these three houses that were directly hit. it also built a museum where people can learn about the incident. an exhibit displays photographs of shells and footage of the attack to coincide with the anniversary. >> translator: i didn't suffer any direct damage, but the memories of the attack still haunt me. >> translator: north korean officials had threate
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